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Tue, Jul 29, 2014 1:00 PM
Bees are one of our top most important pollinators. But other species, including birds, bats and butterflies are also important contributors. Here's how birds help with the task.
This famous view of the highest mountain in the continental United States is reached by a well known yet unmarked trail.
Some dogs breeds have been with us since time immemorial. Some breeds left the sides of humans and returned to the wild, only to come back generations later. Here are nine pariah dog breeds and their amazing stories.
Unlike fireflies and plankton, this dazzling display is not due to bioluminescence.
The system around the star Gliese 832 seems to resemble our own, from the Earth-like planet to a gas giant similar to Jupiter.
Even the space station's Robonaut 2 got into the spirit of the game, cheering on the astronauts.
Check out just a few of the fabulous images highlighted in 'The Animals We Love,' a photo assignment run by Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community.
We all know that fireflies bring magic to a summer night, but there's so much more to learn about the secret lives of these bioluminescent beauties.
According to scientists, Earth is experiencing one of the worst mass extinctions in history, but these animals have defied the odds.
This beautiful reptile is found in the trees of South America.
Spikes of X-ray emissions spotted in over 70 galaxy clusters may have been the results dark mater decaying, but it could've also been the hypothetical particles called sterile neutrinos.
A trio of U.S. financial giants have teamed up to spell out why the American economy can't afford runaway climate change.
The genes that code for tasting bitter flavors mutated and become nonfunctional, rendering vampire bats unable to detect bitterness.
By studying how snow moves in the wake of a turbine, researchers can develop better blades and frames while also increasing energy gathering and efficiency.
From record-breaking sunflowers to the amazing number of plants used in medicine, this post is loaded with factoids about all of your favorite greenery.
Over the past 687 days, NASA's Mars rover has tested soil, minerals and the air on Mars.
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